presented by Robert Donatelli
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT
From March of 2004 to August of 2004 Dr. Donatelli worked as a physical therapist on the PGA tour helping treat injuries sustained by the golf professionals. In addition, he has served as a Physical Therapy Consultant to the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Teams. Donatelli has lectured throughout the United States,…Read full bio
Outline each phase in the four phased approach to returning the injured athlete to sports. Describe the “Core” as it relates to the functional biomechanics described in this chapter. Define eccentric exercise and relate it’s benefits to returning the injured athlete to sports.
2. Practical Muscle Physiology
Compare and contrast the different types of muscle fibers and justify how an understanding of their function can impact the design of a return to sport program. Explain the sliding filament theory of muscle contraction. Outline the role of ATP in muscle function. Compare and contrast function and purpose of the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Outline hormonal function and nutritional needs of athletes.
3. The Keys to Starting a Training Program
Outline the muscle adaptations that occur during a strength training program. Compare and contrast the muscle hypertrophy that occurs in each of the different muscle fibers during resistance training. Identify the most common fiber type conversion that occurs in a prolonged program of resistance training. Explain the physiological adaptations of muscle seen as a result of High Intensity Resistance Training. Understand common imbalances in the shoulder, and core, and relate them to the appropriate functional exercises to correct those imbalances.
4. Tendinopathy and Eccentric Loading
Describe the benefits of eccentric exercises. Outline the damage and rebuilding processes that occur with eccentric exercises. Describe ballistic training and outline its purpose in a return to sport program. Identify the optimal combination of load and repetition when creating a strength training program.